St. Timothy's Summer Music Festival

St. Timothy's Chapel finishes the 2015 Summer Music Festival with a polyrhythmic bang.  Drum Brothers, the Montana-based percussion ensemble, translates their decades-long  immersion in West African and Hindustani rhythms and melodies into high-energy performances.

Chris Hahn and Karen Beres are the CanAm Piano Duo
Josh Burnham

The CanAm Piano Duo have been presenting innovative programs of duet and two-piano repertoire since 2002. They stopped by MTPR to give us a taste of their varied repertoire and talk about their upcoming performance at the St. Timothy's Summer Music Festival.

Monroe Crossing warming up before an interview at Montana Public Radio
Josh Burnham

This week Monroe Crossing will play three performances of "The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass" in collaboration with Dolce Canto, Missoula's premier vocal ensemble. They stopped by MTPR to play a few songs and talk about their upcoming shows.

Dolce Canto, Missoula's premier vocal ensemble, presents "The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass", in collaboration with Monroe Crossing. The performance "weaves together the traditions of the Catholic liturgy and classical choral singing with contemporary poetry and traditional bluegrass instrumentation."

St. Timothy's Summer Music Festival
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Michael Reynolds, of the Muir String Quartet, talks about their annual performance with others from the Montana Chamber Music Society, at the St. Timothy's Summer Music Festival.

Muir quartet will play at St. Timothy's Chapel above Georgetown Lake, Sunday, July 12th at 4:00 p.m. Reynolds spoke with Michael Marsolek about the festival and their upcoming show.

Lee Ritenour on stage during the 2014 Crown Guitar Festival.
Christopher Allen

Summer is prime-time for music festivals, and there are plenty to choose from in Montana. These 10 Montana music festivals will keep you singing and tapping your feet all summer.

Luca Rodoni, a 17-year-old trumpeter from Bozeman, MT will be kicking off the St. Timothy's Summer Music Festival on June, 28 along with performers Craig Hall and Bob Nell. Luca spoke with Michael Marsolek about his musical background and his upcoming show.

Michael Marsolek talks with Helene and Lucien Werner about the quartet's performance at St. Timothy's Summer Music Festival, August 24.

MTPR and Summer Music Festivals

Jul 11, 2014

Festival season is winding down - but don't miss MTPR night at the Crown Guitar Festival in Bigfork, Wednesday, August 27th with jazz-fusion legend Lee Ritenour.

Heavenly Harps

6/29/14: This week on "Front Row Center:" Michael Marsolek talks with Karin Gunderson, one-half of the mother-daughter duo, Heavenly Harps. Karin and Joy Gunderson and friends open the 2014 St. Timothy's Summer Music Festival, held during five Sundays in June, July and August at St. Timothy's Memorial Chapel in Southern Cross, east of Georgetown Lake. All concerts begin at 4:00pm. (888) 407-4071 for information and tickets.

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